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Thomas Rockwell (far
right), with his father
Norman (far left), and
brother Jarvis (center),
pose in the studio.

SH: Like your father, you and your siblings are all art professionals. You are
a writer, Jarvis is a visual artist, and Peter is a sculptor. Did your parents
encourage you to pursue a career in the arts?
TR: No, they didn't. But we were exposed to it so much that we
gravitated to it. My mother was very interested in writing, so I think that's
what got me started.
SH: Do you have a favorite painting?
TR: No, I don't. There are so many to choose from. They put together a
catalog of all of his work and it was two huge volumes. He was always
changing and improving his work. I remember in the 1930s when a group
of illustrators came up and he felt threatened, so he changed his technique.
His early paintings are very different from his later work.
[My father] always thought there was a difference between fine art and
illustration, but I don't know that that's always true. The line is very blurry.
I think some of his paintings can really be considered very good under
any criteria. He certainly made the effort to make it like that and changed
his technique, and he was always trying to improve.

Photographer unknown
Courtesy of Norman Rockwell Agency

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